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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of East Anglia UEA

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

If you are a graduate from any non-computing subject but are interested in computers, this MSc Computing Science course is particularly designed for you to broaden your existing knowledge to computing science.

It does not require any previous knowledge or experience of computing as it will start by teaching you the fundamentals of application programming, internet techniques and databases. It then steers your learning, based on your own aspirations, towards more advanced specialised areas like software engineering, cyber security, machine learning and data mining, computer vision, and modern embedded technology.

When you graduate you’ll be professionally competitive and highly flexible. You’ll be in a great position to take a career in a challenging and changing employment environment. Over the years, our graduates have found employment in companies like Microsoft, BT, Aviva, WorldPay, PwC, Morgan Stanley, and China Mobile, and in public sector organisations like the Office for National Statistics or research institutes.


As this course is designed for graduates of non-computing subjects, you will start it by learning some foundational knowledge and essential skills in computing science intensively and then move on to learn some advanced or specialised knowledge.

In addition, you’ll be trained to develop your generic and transferable skills in the areas of such as communication, critical thinking and reasoning, problem solving, technical writing, independent and team working and project management. You will also learn about computing professionalism and ethics.?

You will take three fundamental modules: Applications Programming, Databases Manipulation, and Internet and Multimedia Techniques. These will teach you essential knowledge and skills in three main and important areas in computing. These modules lay solid foundations that you can build on with more advanced and/or specialised optional modules, such as Applied Statistics, Data Mining, Developing Secure Software, System Engineering Issues, Computer Vision, Information Visualisation, Modern Embedded Technologies, and Ubiquitous Computing. If you are not sure what modules to choose, your adviser can help you.?

You will do a dissertation project from January to late August. This gives you the chance to specialise in a specific topic and work closely with our world-leading academics. You can choose a project from a list created by our faculty members and/or industrial collaborators, or you can propose your own project if you have a good idea (subject to some conditions). You will have a supervisor from the School. There is a possibility that your dissertation could be accepted for publication, or used in research, industry or business.

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Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 18,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of East Anglia UEA

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  • Campus address

    University of East Anglia UEA, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, England

UEA is a highly-respected university. Its beautiful campus is surrounded by English countryside and provides a safe and friendly place to live and study.
Join a welcoming and diverse community of international students. Students get all the support they need, before and after they apply.
Located in beautiful parkland, UEA is also just a short bus ride away from the centre of Norwich, a buzzing yet historic city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 113 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    142 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88.0 88%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%



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